Barcelona B to return to training with a squad of 35 players

first_img El Barça B comenzará a trabajar con una plantilla de 35 jugadores Upd. on 17/07/2017 at 04:01 CEST Therefore, the two men now in charge of the academy, José Mari Bakero and Guillermo Amor, have a lot of work ahead of them deciding what to do with such an excess of players. Just 20 days after returning to the second division via the playoffs, on Monday Barçå B are back at work. It will be the first day of contact between the players and the coaching staff, with medical tests leading to work on the pitch later in the week.  From last season, the players still involved with the B team are Varo, Martínez, Fali, Tarín, Sarsanedas, Marc Cardona, Alfaro, Abeledo, Moisés, Paik, Vilanova, Àlex Carbonell, Rafa Mujica, Dani Romera, Kaptoum and Nili. Added to them will be the players coming up from Juvenil A: Carles Pérez, Dani Morer, Santi Bueno, Alasana, Josep Martínez, Abel Ruiz and Oriol Busquets (and two returning from loans: Jokin Ezkieta and Juan Cámara). The second team will begin pre-season with a lot to resolve. That’s because on Monday (July 17), 25 players are expected at the Ciutat Esportiva to get to work under Gerard Lopez.  Ten more players will return later. Five of them are currently training with the first team (Ortolà, Aleñá, Cucurella, Vitinho and Palencia) and five more have longer vacations for various reasons and will return on July 24: Sergi Puig, Fati, Guillemenot, Lee and Quintillà. IN SPORT.ES Of the 35, there’s at least 10 too many and that’s without any more signings which will be made. It seems clear that Samu Araujo, Choco Lozano, Ruiz de Galarreta and Mariano Konyk, but there are others linked, too, such as Moha, Muhammed Usman and Miguel Olavide. 16/07/2017last_img read more

Galway football team named for Mayo clash

first_img1. Bernard Power  2. Eoghan Kerin 3. Declan Kyne 4. David Wynne 5. Liam Silke 6. Gary O Donnell (capt)7. Gareth Bradshaw 8. Paul Conroy 9 Thomas Flynn 10. Gary Sice11. Shane Walsh12. Johnny Heaney 13. Eamonn Brannigan 14. Damien Comer 15. Danny Cummins print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Galway team to play Mayo in the Connacht semi-final on Saturday evening in Castlebar at 7.00 p.m has been named, with 5 championship debutantes and only 7 players retained from the side that started in last year’s corresponding fixture in Pearse Stadium which Mayo won by 1-15 to 2-8 en route to a 5th Connacht title in a row. There are championship debuts for goalkeeper Bernard Power from Corofin, corner backs Eoghan Kerin (Annaghdown) and David Wynne (Moycullen) and forwards Johnny Heaney (Killannin) and Eamonn Brannigan (St Michaels).last_img read more

Bayshore team makes an early exit at districts

first_imgBY GEORGE ALBANO Staff Writer BY GEORGE ALBANOStaff Writer The Bayshore Colts Senior American Legion team couldn’t have picked a worse time to have its first two-game losing streak of the season. In fact, the team representing Post 515 in Middletown didn’t lose a single game in the 2005 regular season, compiling a perfect 16-0 record while winning the Monmouth County American Legion championship. But at the district playoffs this past weekend in Ewing, Bayshore lost its opening-round game to West New York of Hudson County 8-2 on Saturday. Then, on Sunday, the Colts dropped a 16-12 slugfest to South Brunswick to exit the double-elimination tournament. Bayshore was one of 40 teams playing at five different sites over the weekend with the top two teams at each site advancing to the state tournament. While Post 515 certainly wasn’t a lock for one of those 10 spots, veteran manager Marty Kenney and his players didn’t think they’d be two and done either. “We expected to win a game or two. At least we were hoping to,” Kenney said after Sunday’s second loss. “We knew we had a tough draw. They pick the teams out of a hat and when I saw we were playing West New York in the first round I knew it would be tough to beat them. But I was hoping we’d take one today and then see what happens tomorrow.” As it turned out, there was no tomorrow. In Saturday’s opener, WNY pitcher Eric Polanko limited the Colts to just six hits and a pair of runs while striking out 12 Bayshore batters. “Their pitcher pretty much shut us down,” Kenney said. “He was a lefty and he did a nice job. We only had a couple of opportunities in a couple of innings. Offensively, he just shut us down. “He was a college freshman, and that’s part of the problem,” Kenney added. “We go with all sophomores and juniors in high school while their team had players a year and almost two years older. They had five college freshmen and another six graduating seniors. So half their team was at least one or two years older than us. “But we kind of expect that. Most of the teams we play are older than us. We have a different philosophy.” Kenney, who has managed the Bayshore Colts Legion team for 15 years, has also been the head coach of the Christian Brothers Academy baseball team for the past 31 seasons. In that dual role, he uses the Legion team in the summer to help develop his high school team the following spring. “We look to mold our high school team for the following year, whereas most teams in the district are looking to win,” Kenney pointed out. “We’re competing with juniors while teams we’re playing have graduated seniors and some college freshmen. “Their goal is obviously to win the state playoffs and advance to the regionals and even the nationals, whereas our philosophy is a little bit different. This team I had, for the most part, will be next year’s high school varsity team. The American Legion season gives us an opportunity to blend returning varsity players with freshmen and sophomores who played on the J level. It’s a great opportunity to put them all together and let them play together.” Kenney’s approach to Legion baseball has certainly proved to be beneficial. After all, at CBA he has developed one of the most successful high school programs in the state with 10 Shore Conference division championships (in the 20-year history of the league), four conference tournament and four county crowns, five state sectional titles, and a state championship in 1977. Even this past season, Kenney led CBA to a 27-4 record, including a 14-0 mark in the Shore A Division, the South Jersey sectional championship, and a berth in the Parochial A state final. Yet despite all that post-season success on the high school level, Kenney’s Bayshore Legion team has never advanced past the districts. With good reason. It all goes back to his philosophy and to using all high school underclassmen against teams with seniors and college freshmen. “We’ve been in the districts seven or eight of the last 10 or 11 years,” he noted. “So we’re kind of used to it. If we win a game or two, we’re happy with that. There are four or five teams in our district whose goals are little different than us and are a year or two older. “We’re just looking to compete and do as well as we possibly can. We look at it as it’s more experience for the players coming back and it helps us build our [high school] team for next year.” In Saturday’s game, West New York scored three runs in the first and three more in the fifth to take a 6-0 lead. Bayshore finally got on the board with a pair of runs in the seventh to make it 6-2, and the Colts were threatening for more. “That was a big inning,” Kenney said. “We scored two runs and had the bases loaded with no outs, but we didn’t come up with any big hits after that. A couple of more hits and it could have been 6-5 and we’re right back in the game. We had some of our better hitters up, too, so it was a little disappointing.” Instead, WNY tacked on two more runs in the last of the seventh (they play nine innings in districts and states) to win going away. Jimmy Laufer went 2-for-2 with an RBI single for Bayshore, while his brother, Dave Laufer, also had an RBI single to account for the Colts’ other run. But the Post 515 team rediscovered its hitting form in Sunday’s losers’ bracket game, banging out a total of 19 hits and jumping out to a 9-1 lead. South Brunswick cut it to 9-4 after six innings, but Bayshore struck for three more runs in the seventh to up the lead to 12-4 after seven. “But then, the last two innings, everything fell apart,” Kenney said. “They ended up scoring 12 runs in the last two innings.” A seven-run eighth inning by South Brunswick cut Bayshore’s lead to 12-11, and set the stage for a five-run top of the ninth, which sent the Colts on their way to elimination. “Offensively, I thought we did a pretty good job. We hit the ball well, and I was really pleased,” Kenney said. “And defensively we played pretty well, too, until the last two innings. We made two critical errors, one of which led to the five runs in the last inning. Four of those runs were unearned.” Vin Avella, Marc Sansevere and Dave Laufer all had three hits for the Colts. Avella, who doubled and homered, drove in three runs, while Sansevere knocked in a run and scored two more, and Laufer doubled and also had an RBI. “We had 19 hits, so we hit the ball real well,” Kenney said. “We just fell apart in those last two innings.” Of course, the true measure of how successful this year’s Bayshore Colts Senior American Legion team was won’t really be known until next spring when the high school season rolls around. If you go by history, though, this past summer will probably be looked back upon as another successful season. Most summers usually are. “In the last 15 years we averaged 23 wins,” Kenney said of his Legion team. “So, it’s definitely doing what I hoped it would do and that is build our high school team early. “All in all, we had a good run this summer, and I told the players that,” he concluded. “We accomplished some of the things we hoped to accomplish.”last_img read more

Will the queen Tigress step up?

first_img2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident LATEST STORIES MOST READ Chism eager to work with Guiao once more China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties But whether UE will have enough depth to deal with a streaking UST side remains to be seen.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town That new-found dynamic will be put to the test Saturday when UST battles University of the East at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The drama is expected to get its share of the spotlight from Ateneo, which hopes to bolster its league-leading record against skidding University of the Philippines in the main match.Ateneo closed out its first round on a high, using exciting rallies in each of the first two sets to thwart defending champion and fierce rival La Salle.The Lady Eagles are suddenly heavy favorites over the Lady Maroons, who lost their footing after a 4-0 start.The Lady Warriors, who finally nailed a victory after beating Adamson in the first round, will rely on do-it-all spiker Shaya Adorador when it faces the Tigresses, hoping for a victory that pulls them farther out of the bottom.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos No one among Pam Lastimosa, Cherry Rondina, EJ Laure and Ria Meneses wanted to take the lead, Reyes discovered.“Contrary to the idea that everybody is fighting for leadership, in our case, nobody wanted to be the leader,” Reyes told the Inquirer. “Nobody wanted to step up.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnLately, Reyes said, the Tigresses realized “that they need to rally behind every one of them.” But he still needs someone to step up from his leader-by-committee group.He pointed out the emergence of second-stringer setter Alina Bicar as the linchpin for the Tigresses’ three-game winning streak, saying “she is really stepping up for [starting setter] Alexine Cabanos and for the rest of the team.” UST Golden Tigresses. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNow it can be told: University of Santo Tomas had been encountering leadership crisis during its rough start in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament this season.UST coach Kungfu Reyes bared this much last Friday, saying his wards had a different understanding when it comes to leading the team: Instead of one player from its talented bunch stepping up to the plate, everyone was waiting for that leader to rise on her own.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Just 15, Coco Gauff tops Ostapenko for 1st WTA singles title

first_imgFILE – In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Coco Gauff, of the United States, celebrates after defeating Timea Babos, of Hungary, in the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. The American teenager advanced to her first WTA final by beating Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at the Upper Austria Ladies in Linz, Austria. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)LINZ, Austria — Coco Gauff is still just 15. She also is already the owner of a WTA singles title.The American beat 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in the final of the Upper Austria Ladies tournament Sunday, making Gauff the youngest winner of a singles trophy on the WTA tour since 2004.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees “This is a special moment for me,” Gauff said.And Gauff managed to do it after losing in the last round of qualifying, then moving into the main draw as a “lucky loser” when another player withdrew from the field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I’m still overwhelmed and shocked,” Gauff said, according to the WTA’s website. “I guess it’s crazy to say it’s my first WTA title. This was definitely not on the calendar at the beginning of the year, because I didn’t think I’d have a chance to get in, and now I’m the champion, so it’s crazy.”This week’s run, which including a victory over Kiki Bertens for her initial top-10 win, was the latest impressive performance for Gauff, who is now expected to rise inside the top 75 when the new WTA rankings are released Monday. LATEST STORIES ‘People evacuated on their own’ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down She was just 313th when Wimbledon began on July 1. That’s where she really burst onto the scene as the youngest qualifier in tournament history, then beat five-time champion Venus Williams along the way to making it all the way to the fourth round.Gauff claimed her first WTA doubles title at Washington in August, pairing with Caty McNally, before getting to the third round in singles at the U.S. Open.Gauff is now the youngest woman to win a WTA singles championship since Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic earned two by the age of 15 years, 5 months in 2004.Ostapenko, who is 22, has been ranked as high as No. 5 and currently is No. 72. She has won two tour-level titles, the first coming at Roland Garros 2½ years ago. ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist MOST READ Rockets focused on basketball after fallout from GM’s tweet Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Imageslast_img read more

Leonora Cottage Hospital facing drug shortage

first_img− regional authorities failed to notify MoHThe Leonora Cottage Hospital, on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) is battling a drug shortage, however;The Leonora Cottage Hospitalregional officials have failed to notify the Public Health Ministry of the issue.The health institution has been without much needed medication for several months, sources at the facility told Guyana Times.This publication was told that doctors have to issue prescriptions to patients so that they can purchase medication which would normally be issued by the hospital’s pharmacy. It was indicated that the hospital is out of basic medications, such as Panadol and antibiotics.Earlier this year, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Chairman Julius Faerber voiced concerns over the drug shortage in the region. He related that similar issues are plaguing the West Demerara Regional Hospital and health centres across the region. However, when questioned about the issue as it relates to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, Regional Executive Officer (REO) Dennis Jaikarran denied having any knowledge of the issue.Meanwhile, Dr George Norton on Wednesday alleged that regional officials failed to notify him of the shortage that is plaguing the Hospital.“I just had a meeting with my Permanent Secretary with the regional authorities; that is the Chairman, the REO and the Regional Health Officer (RHO) of Region Three, and in that meeting I made it known in no uncertain terms that I am not impressed with what is taking place on the regional level. While they have been saying to me that there is no shortage… on the ground, that might not be the case,” he related.The Minister said he was not prepared to deny the claims that there was a drug shortage at the medical facility at Leonora, since similar situations exist across the country.“I might not have had reason to doubt the regional authorities or my officers, but I am beginning to do so because of the frequency which this is being said. There must be some truth in what they are saying in terms of the shortage of drugs because it seems not to be isolated cases,” Dr Norton related.Earlier this week, Norton indicated that the change in the procurement system is probably the likely cause for the drug shortages being experienced at certain public health facilities across Guyana.Meanwhile, addressing the issue of patients having to purchase medication, Dr Norton explained that it is not the duty of the patient to procure the necessary medication, but rather, the responsibility of the Hospital administrator.“What would be interesting, and this has been happening in some hospitals… rather than giving the patients the prescription, if the doctor should speak to whoever is in charge of that institution, then that institution should be responsible for getting that medication rather than the patient. There should be no reason why a patient should have a prescription. If you take that prescription, and take it to the Hospital Administrator, then the Hospital Administrator would have to get it. They would be forced to go and get it for the patient,” the Minister stated.He vowed that he would be investigating the matter and putting measures in place to combat the issue.last_img read more

Woods sorry after arrest, says alcohol was not involved

first_imgWoods, 41, was arrested by police near his home in Jupiter, Florida, around 3:00 am (0700 GMT) before his release later Monday after being charged with driving under the influence.A police mugshot of Woods looking bleary-eyed and unshaven rapidly went viral, underscoring the protracted fall from grace which has befallen the superstar athlete once renowned as a clean-living, corporate pitchman.“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Woods said in a statement quoted by US media outlets, which stressed that “alcohol was not involved.”“What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly,” Woods said.“I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too.”The entertainment news website had earlier cited law enforcement sources as saying that Woods was stopped after being spotted “driving erratically, all over the road.” The website said the golfer refused to blow into a breathalyzer.The arrest is the latest gloomy episode to hit Woods, who once towered over his sport before being engulfed by turmoil in his private life and a series of debilitating injuries.Woods hasn’t played competitive golf since pulling out of the Dubai Desert Classic in February after one round because of back pain.He had spinal fusion surgery on April 20 — his fourth surgery in three years to treat his troublesome back which has limited him to three tournament starts worldwide in the past two years.– Personal life torment –Woods wrote on his website last week that since his latest procedure he was feeling better than he had in years and remained committed to returning to competitive golf.“My surgeon and physiotherapist say the operation was successful. It’s just a matter of not screwing up and letting it fuse,” Woods wrote.“I’m walking and doing my exercises, and taking my kids to and from school. All I can do is take it day by day. There’s no hurry. But, I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again.”Woods made his comeback in December after missing all of the 2015-16 season.But his return quickly ran aground as he withdrew from the PGA Tour event in Los Angeles in February, the Honda Classic and the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March.He even cancelled a planned press conference at the Los Angeles tournament saying doctors had advised him to “limit all activities”.He pulled out of the Masters in early April, missing the first major of the year on the 20th anniversary of his epic 1997 victory at Augusta National that marked his first major title and signalled a new era in the game.Woods, once widely expected to surpass Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 major championships, hasn’t won a grand slam title since the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines.Injuries haven’t been the only disruptions to his on-course career.In November of 2009 a car accident outside his Florida home led to revelations of a series of infidelities that wrecked his marriage. He later went to rehabilitation after the accident, reportedly for sex addiction.Amid the lurid tabloid headlines, Woods took a break from professional golf that lasted until the 2010 Masters.Woods chances of overhauling Nicklaus’s tally of 18 majors look remote. He has not featured in a major since the 2015 PGA Championship, when he missed the cut. He also missed the cut in that year’s British and US Opens.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tiger Woods says he had a bad reaction to prescription medication and that alcohol was not involved when he was arrested for driving under the influence © Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office/AFP / HandoutMIAMI, United States, May 30 – Golf superstar Tiger Woods was charged with driving under the influence by police in Florida on Monday, dealing a fresh blow to the former world number one as he struggles to resurrect his career.The 14-time major champion blamed his arrest on a reaction to a mixture of prescription medication he has been taking, insisting in an apology to fans that alcohol was not involved in the incident.last_img read more

Blow for Simbas as Kopondo out of Kampala trip

first_imgHowever, there were five new blood in the squad that comprised of Patrick Ouko, Malcolm Onsando , Andrew Chogo, Xavier Bett and Joseph Odero of Kabras.Also in the squad are Jacob Ojee (KCB), Peter Karia (KCB), Vincent Mose (Impala), Curtis Lilako (KCB), Tony Onyango (Homeboyz) and Martin Owilah (KCB).The Elgon Cup return leg will be played on July 7 in Nairobi and will double as Africa Gold Cup. Kenya won the 2017 Elgon Cup with an aggregate of 56-51 victory courtesy of first leg’s 23-18 win in Kampala and a 33-33 draw in Nairobi.The 2019 World Cup qualifiers for Africa region will be played in a round robin format with the top team after five rounds getting the sole ticket.Kenya opens their campaign away to Morocco on June 23 before hosting Zimbabwe and Uganda in Nairobi on June 30 and July 7 respectively.There will be a one-month break to pave way for Sevens World Cup before the qualifiers resume for the last two rounds when Kenya will take on Tunisia on Saturday August 11 at home and head to Namibia for the final game on Saturday August 18.Namibia won the qualifiers in 2014 to head to the World Cup. Runner up in the 2018 edition will head to a four-team global repechage.The four repechage teams will play a round-robin to decide which country will draw into Pool B in Japan with New Zealand, South Africa, Italy and Africa 1.Both Kenya and Uganda dropped a position each, to 30 and 35 respectively, in the latest World Rugby Rankings released on Monday 21 May 2018.The positional drops for the neighboring foes were directly necessitated by weekend wins by Chile and Lithuania who were some of the winners at the weekend.With Kenya and Uganda facing off before the next rankings release, Kenya has a chance of rising or Uganda can reduce the gap between them and their East Africa rivals.Both Men’s and Women’s World Rugby Rankings are calculated using a ‘Points Exchange’ system, in which sides take points off each other based on the match result. Whatever one side gains, the other loses.Full squadPatrick Ouko*(Homeboyz), Philip Ikambili (Homeboyz), Joseph Odero* (Kabras), Malcolm Onsando* (Quins), Oliver Mang’eni (KCB), George Nyambua (Kabras), Elkeans Musonye (Strathmore), Tony Onyango (Homeboyz), Martin Owilah (KCB), Samson Onsomu (Impala), Isaac Adimo (Quins), Leo Seje (Impala), Peter Kilonzo (KCB), Darwin Mukidza, Jacob Ojee (KCB), Peter Karia (KCB), Vincent Mose (Impala), Curtis Lilako (KCB), Andrew Chogo* (Kabras), Davis Chenge (KCB), Xavier Bett* (Impala), Biko Adema (Nondies), Oscar Simiyu (KCB)Management: Ian Snook (Head Coach), Murray Roulston (Assistant Coach), Dominique Habimana (Forwards Coach), Richard Ochieng (Conditioning Coach), Christopher Makachia (Physio), Simiyu Wangila (Team Manager)-By Raga House-0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya skipper Wilson Kopondo in action during an international test match against Germany at the RFUEA ground on May 27, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 – The national 15s team has been dealt with a major blow after illness ruled out experienced captain Wilson Kopondo out of the opening season assignment away in Kampala against Uganda in the first leg of the Elgon Cup on Saturday.This was confirmed by head coach Ian Snook who named his squad on Tuesday morning, comprising of regulars Darwin Mukidza from KCB and will be skippered by Davis Chenge assisted by Samson Onsomu.last_img read more


first_imgThere was huge excitement in Letterkenny’s Cottage Bar over the weekend following a surprise engagement.Champagne flowed as Aoife McGonigle celebrated her engagement to Shane McGlade.Aoife, the daughter of the very young looking Martin and Theresa McGonigle, got the shock of her life recently went Shane went down on bended knee. He picked the very romantic setting of the Trevi Fountain in Rome as the backdrop to the romantic gesture.And of course Aoife said yes!The happy couple were surrounded by family and friends including Aoife’s aunt Tricia and uncle Packie McGinley as they toasted the engagement.There was just one downside to the evening though. Aunt Tricia still cant decide if she is going to wear a hat or not!Plenty of time before that small detail.Congratulations to all from   CHAMPAGNE FLOWS AS AOIFE SAYS YES! was last modified: February 20th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aoife McGonigleengagementShane McGladeThe Cottage Barlast_img read more

Recall candidates beef up coffers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.The recall targets Mayor Gary Taylor and Councilman Jay Imperial, who have supported the Wal-Mart Supercenter being built on Walnut Grove Avenue. The center is opposed by Save Our Community. Taylor and Imperial have not started campaign committees of their own, said City Clerk Nina Castruita. But a group they are affiliated with, No on the Recall, has raised $1,550. None of that money has been spent, according to state-mandated campaign finance records. Steven Ly, a spokesman for Taylor and Imperial, did not return calls seeking comment. The one group not officially affiliated with any candidate, Wal-Mart-sponsored Rosemead Neighbors Against the Recall, raised the most money in July: a total of $25,000, all coming from Wal-Mart. The committee also has spent more than any candidate, pumping $71,369 into mailers, campaign literature, signs, office space and legal services in July alone. Despite the results of her substantial fundraising – most of which came from individuals contributing $100 to $200 – Low said she knows she is no match financially for the retail giant. “No matter how much I raise, I probably can’t beat what Wal-Mart is going to put in,” said Low, a 44-year-old software manager for Raytheon. “All I can do is do my best, connect with my supporters, who have been very enthusiastic. My plan is really to use the money very wisely, to inform voters what is happening in the city.” Low, who also received a $1,000 donation from United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 770, plans to get her message out through mailers and phone banking, as well as walking the community. Download: No on Rosemead Recall (3MB PDF) Rosemead Neighbors Against the Recall (24.8MB PDF) Polly Low for Rosemead (38.7MB PDF) Friends of Victor Ruiz (1.4MB PDF) Gary Taylor (726KB PDF) Friends of Jim Clouet (924KB PDF) ROSEMEAD – Polly Low leads all candidates in fundraising for the Sept. 19 recall election, though candidate Jim Clouet has the most cash on hand, according to documents filed with the Rosemead City Clerk’s office. Low raised $16,822 in July, giving her a total of $22,407. She was followed by candidate Victor Ruiz, who raised $2,328 during the same period, for a total of $8,378 in his campaign war chest. Clouet only raised $50 of his total of $4,350 in July, but had $32,032 in cash left over, mostly as a result of taking out a $50,000 loan against his home to fund his campaign. By comparison, Low has $7,924 in cash left over, while Ruiz has about $4,600. Both candidates are supported by Save Our Community, the grass- roots organization that put the recall on the ballot. Like Low, Ruiz said all his precinct walkers, including himself, are volunteering their time. “We are not getting paid,” said Ruiz, 53, a civil engineering technician. He said Wal-Mart is hiring precinct walkers at $13 an hour to get its anti-recall message out to the public. Wal-Mart spokesman Kevin McCall could not confirm whether Wal-Mart is paying for precinct walkers. Clouet, who is not supported by Save Our Community, said the risk he took in refinancing his house is worth it to improve his city. “I loaned myself $50,000 at the beginning of the campaign, so I think my level of stress is a little bigger than most,” said Clouet. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more